Sophie Prize Winners
The American journalist, author and environmentalist, Bill McKibben (1960) receives the Sophie Prize 2013 for his mobilizing force to fight global warming.
The Sophie Prize 2012 is awarded to Eva Joly for fighting a culture of greediness which creates social and environmental problems (Photo: Xavier Cantat).
Tristram Stuart is awarded the Sophie Prize of 2011 for his innovative, energetic, humorous and thoughtful contributions to raising consciousness about one of today’s the most palpable environmental and moral scandals: Food waste.
The 2010 Sophie Prize is awarded to James E. Hansen for his clear communication of the threat posed by climate change and for his genuine commitment to future generation (Photo: Greenpeace).
The 2009 Sophie Prize is awarded to Marina Silva for her courage, her creativity, her ability to forge alliances and first and foremost for her battle to conserve the Amazon rainforest.
The 2008 Sophie Prize is awarded to Gretchen C. Daily for her involvement, knowledge and merits as one of the world’s forerunners in the debate on sustainable development and conservation of biological diversity
The 2007 Sophie Prize is awarded to Göran Persson for his political leadership in the field of climate policy. During Persson’s tenure, Sweden has become a leading nation on environmental policy.
The Sophie Prize for 2006 is awarded to the Argentinean lawyer and human rights activist Romina Picolotti. Ms Picolotti, born in Argentina, is a lawyer and specialises in international law.
The Sophie Prize 2005 is thus awarded to Ms Watt-Cloutier for her tireless effort to draw the world´s attention to the devastating human effects of climate change and emissions of toxic chemicals.
Professor Wangari Maathai's one of the most outspoken and respected environmental activist in Africa, who for the last 30 years has fought fearlessly for the protection of the environment, human rights, social justice, human dignity and the promotion of democratic governance.
John Pilger, one of the world’s most outstanding and courageous journalists has over the last 30 years contributed to uncovering the lies and propaganda of the powerful, especially as they relate to wars, conflict of interests and economic exploitation of people and natural resources.
Through his pioneering efforts, linking faith to the environment, His All Holiness has managed to raise the environmental awareness of 300 million faithful of the Orthodox Church worldwide and challenges other religious leaders to do the same.
Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizen (France) a worldwide and pioneering movement that challenges the uncritical economic growth and the negative effects of neo-liberalism.
Sheri Liao founded the NGO Global Village of Beijing (GVB) in March 1996 and has initiated a series of environmental projects carried out in the media and through public lectures, media events, workshops and other outreach activities.
Herman Daly (USA) and Thomas Kocherry (Kerala, India) for their efforts in setting focus on alternatives to the adverse effects of economic globalisation and its consequences for resource management.
Environmental Rights Action, Nigeria, has played a major role in surveying damage inflicted on the environment by oil companies, operating in the Niger delta. ERA have demonstrated how human rights, the protection of the environment and democracy go hand in hand.